We're recruiting new volunteer rangers in the Nuneaton and Bedworth area, and are keen to hear from anyone who enjoys cycling or walking in their local area and has some spare time to help maintain popular cycle and walking routes.
We created the National Cycle Network – over 14,000 miles of cycle and walking routes throughout the UK (including West Midlands), many of which are traffic-free. The routes are monitored with the help of a dedicated team of volunteer rangers throughout the country.
West Midlands Volunteer Co-ordinator with Sustrans, Lisa Hartley, explained:
“We need self-motivated people who would be happy to work individually or with a group. The tasks we’d be asking them to do could include watching out for missing or broken signage on our paths, carrying out general clearing up and cutting back of vegetation and looking after any artwork on your routes.”
The rangers will be offered training and support and will be asked to carry out some basic maintenance, such as path clearance and making sure signs are clear on local cycle path. Keeping a log of all work done will also be a requirement.
Volunteers will also get the chance to meet like-minded people at regular volunteer days and training opportunities and would be asked to attend group meetings and activities in order to keep up to date with local developments.